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David & Brad reflect on the first six episodes of the Give First podcast
29:39 | Jun 26th
How has the Give First podcast been going? David and Brad reflect back on their initial forays into podcast hosting, and come to the conclusion that, while they’re still learning, their guests are amazing.
Kesha Cash on impact investing—and how mentorship got her there
27:17 | Jun 18th
Strong mentorship was essential to Kesha Cash’s journey to becoming an impact investor. Her mentors Gave First to help her—and now she’s Giving First to diverse entrepreneurs through her Impact America Fund.
T.A. McCann on how sailing in the America’s Cup is like running a startup
26:43 | Jun 11th
T.A. McCann, serial entrepreneur and Managing Director of Pioneer Square Labs, has sailed in two America’s Cups. How are sailing and startups alike? T.A. explains.
Troy Henikoff on how #GiveFirst grew the Chicago startup ecosystem
27:40 | May 28th
Over the years, a #GiveFirst network will reward its members time and time again. Troy Henikoff looks back at 2009, when he first encountered Techstars and was so inspired he started his own accelerator—with some help from the Techstars Network. A de...Show More
Paul Berberian on the “addictive” nature of mentoring
19:48 | May 21st
How did Sphero CEO Paul Berberian make the number one toy in the world? Sphero got to make the BB8 toy robot because of a connection made during a Techstars accelerator. That’s the power of the network. Hear him tell that story, and more.